As a leading patient focused organization dedicated to saving lives, we watched in horror the images of George Floyd’s senseless killing last summer and the continued cycle of racial violence and injustice that has followed. We are hopeful that today’s verdict is a first of many steps toward greater justice and equity for Black people and people of color. It is important to acknowledge and recognize the pain the Floyd family and others have endured, and the work that remains. We join in the clarion call for reforms and sustained actions to break down systemic racism and injustice in all its forms so that every American can thrive.
At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we believe in continuous improvement, and we know we have more to do. As the global leader in the fight to end blood cancers, finding cures for all people impacted by these diseases is in our DNA. We are dedicated to addressing gaps in cancer outcomes and healthcare that disproportionately impact minority and rural communities and other underserved populations. We continue to educate and challenge ourselves, engage in difficult conversations, and hold ourselves and each other accountable. And we continue to act with purpose, passion and commitment on behalf of our patients, employees and volunteers to create a more equitable world without blood cancer. To learn more about our commitment to and work in this area, please click here.